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September 15, 2016 7:59 pm

Mi shema’amin lo mefached
משמאמין לא מפחד

October 23, 2015 3:45 pm

I did guess it. How fantastic. IDF shows so much strength to the rest of the world

Peter Whitmore
April 7, 2015 3:54 pm

This is a fantastic, incredible picture of an Israeli soldier carrying a Sefer Torah into battle inside a back pack! This is truly SUPERFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS, and that’s for sure!!! Kol Hakavod!!! Am Yisrael Chai!!!

wonderful -
January 27, 2015 2:06 pm

this is an amazing sight – I just loved it –

December 29, 2014 5:58 pm

that is just amazing that a soldier is carrying a sefer torah! i was not expecting that!

October 25, 2014 5:12 pm

A super-human shield? 😉

כל הכבוד
September 7, 2014 8:41 am

שהשם ישמור על החיילים

September 3, 2014 2:08 pm

…And somewhere in this scroll is written that, 37 centuries ago, the ARK was ALREADY along the Jews when they fought their enemies in the Sinai

חילינו האמיצים, שתמיד תחזרו הביתה לשלום
September 3, 2014 12:10 am

שאלקים תמיד ישמור עליכם ושימשיך לתת לכם כח והשראה חיובית. תבורכו, אנו גאים בכם.
אין כמוכם

indominable Jewish Spirit
September 2, 2014 6:11 pm

Love it. The Jewish spirit lives on. May it continue for ever!!

September 1, 2014 11:31 pm


Mortimer Levy
August 31, 2014 9:41 pm

Great stuff,…..HOWEVER ……


Fait and our actions. Larry Kirchheimer
August 31, 2014 1:09 pm

An adage: Rabbi Smuel / the youngest son of the Tzeamach Tzedeck often said this.

The world says, if you can not crawl under an obstacle then try climbing over it and I (the Rebbe said) Le’chalchila Ariber. In the first place rise above it. One must overcome by strength and not be intimidated by anything, thus achieving what one must, and when one persists (Pause) G-D helps!

August 31, 2014 10:19 am

We must keep the faith no matter what!

So meaningful
August 30, 2014 2:33 pm

If everyone were like he is, there wouldn’t be any wars in the entire world…just peace! He knows, WE Need Peace!!!
He’s brave too!!!!

the HASHEM'S ARMY in his glory!
August 30, 2014 11:45 am

the philistines lost when they stole the aron hakodesh,they got the plague,and they lost now with the destruction of their city,because of their bad choiches.
blessings and well wishes for the ISRAELIS.may G-D will watch over you always!AMEN

Israel defender
August 29, 2014 2:31 pm

God use to, God is and God always will on a side of brave soldiers defending not just Israel but the entire world!

A JEW !!
August 28, 2014 7:26 pm

This is the real Iron Dome …

On the battle field?!
August 28, 2014 2:44 pm

I agreed with opinion – Inspiring but very impractical on the battle field.

August 28, 2014 10:42 am

May G-D bless you and watch over you and keep you safe.

שומר על הגב של החיל
August 27, 2014 8:53 am
In god we Trust
August 26, 2014 11:19 am


August 26, 2014 10:56 am


August 26, 2014 9:11 am

The Torah is wonderful and beautiful, and knowing it is essential, but it will not save anyone, not any more than the Ark did at Shiloh when it was taken from there into the battlefield. As I understand the Shiloh event from 1 Samuel, God wanted His people to seek His face.

Quelle merveille
August 25, 2014 11:48 pm

Que D,,,,,,,les protege ET en effet they should carry a smaller one

August 25, 2014 5:57 pm


August 25, 2014 2:58 pm


August 25, 2014 12:36 pm

This is why the Jews are chosen!

Shemah Israel Ad-onai Elokeinu, Ad-onai Ejad
August 25, 2014 6:41 am

G* bless all of the yehudim inside & outside Israel.
It is the most fulfilling sentiment we can have.
Israel has given us pride,self esteem, respect & most of all the right to be here for ever & ever. Samuel Tati

Incredible Boruch Hashem
August 24, 2014 10:52 pm

Bless our IDF..
May this mess be over very soon


August 24, 2014 8:37 pm

great the best armement good luck love you all tsahal the best our prayers with you

Corinne and Al
August 24, 2014 6:19 pm

Boruch Hashem

C'est incroyable...
August 24, 2014 4:42 pm

Que ce Sefer Torah protege chacun de ces soldats de Tsahal!

zé Thora mi Achem
August 23, 2014 9:25 pm

Thora mi Achem zé Thora mi Israël gam ha kol Yehudim
yo und dus ist richtig

allan goldstein
August 23, 2014 3:01 pm

Boruch Hashem

August 22, 2014 7:39 pm

May all the soldiers come home in good health and good spirits as fighting could do much damage. May Hashem watch over them.

Wonderful but
August 22, 2014 3:35 pm

ful but I hope he has some practical stuff in there as well.
God bless him.

August 21, 2014 5:51 pm


kiddush hashem
August 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Amazing and beautiful. Hadshem is with us all the way

The roller
August 21, 2014 10:08 am

A thousand YES YES YES YES……

and they're supposed to be the bad guys!
August 21, 2014 5:05 am

Chadesh Yomeinu C’Kedem

August 21, 2014 12:47 am

The iron dome and the IDF will save us, not the Torah!

love it
August 20, 2014 8:34 pm

only in Israel

Well meaning but unwise
August 20, 2014 3:54 pm

In spite of its religious and dramatic impact. willfully presenting the Torah as a target is both sacrealigious and foolhardy.

August 20, 2014 1:07 pm

Ki haim chayanu!

We Love The Tora - The Tora Loves Us
August 20, 2014 6:50 am


Diane from Wisconsin
August 19, 2014 10:47 pm

An inspiration. Let’s not lose anymore. No more boots on the ground.

Lion Mama
August 19, 2014 7:14 pm

God protect them!

Leon BERK -İstanbul
August 19, 2014 4:23 pm

TR de Sefertoralarin Keilladan disari cikarilmasi günah.Ancak onarim veya silinen bir harfin tadili icin cikarilmasina musade edilir.Gel gor ki burda cepheye goturen var.Adam vurulabilir veya esir dusebilir ve sefertoranin yere dusmesi veya dusmanin eline gecmesine sebep olmak gunah degil mi.
Tora kaideleri medinada baska golada baska mı.

Lion in Zion
August 19, 2014 4:12 pm

Good thinking!! But why so big?
I can give you my book…
God be with us!! Amen

Pearl David - London
August 19, 2014 8:57 am

I am not surprised at all – Hashem looks after Klal Israel and it is so very beautiful to see. Am Israel Chai

Hashem is with us ALL the way and will be our Head in any battle who opposes Israel

ROWENA Cohen Australia
August 19, 2014 3:36 am

Wonderful. Hashem be with him and all of Israel. Amen.

Use it!
August 18, 2014 11:32 pm

I wonder if they read from it when they get a chance?

G-d is with them
August 18, 2014 7:35 pm

There is nothing more useful in battle

August 18, 2014 6:52 pm


Onward forward
August 18, 2014 3:48 pm

Inspired and led by G_d

Mr. David Friedman
August 18, 2014 11:38 am


Inspiring but impractical
August 18, 2014 10:24 am

Should have been carrying something useful in battle.

irving Wiseman
August 18, 2014 6:40 am

Ki Mi-tzion tetszeTorah,u-d’varAdonai mirushalayim
Baruch she-natan Torah l’amo yisrael bi-k’dushato.

Thanks "God" for every thing, may "God" bless our soldeirs and Government.
August 18, 2014 5:57 am

We must be strong and ready for any thing, we have to do with Arabs – and not with the ordinery people – ruther with merder. We don’t need the world compliments – we should do all we can to force those who comes to attack us – and make from teritory a big publice parking. Let them take another 30 years to rebuild thier homes. They all knew what is going on under their homes schools and muscks – No pardin for those who lost thier life, we didn’t mean to kill many of them – but they themself… Read more »

Crying again
August 18, 2014 3:17 am

So moving, Am Yisroel Chai. God is on our side

August 17, 2014 9:03 pm

it helps so much and i cant believe he actually carried the sefer torah on his back! our soldiers are tzadikim and amazing!

August 17, 2014 6:02 pm


August 17, 2014 12:43 pm

Those that have faith in the good of the almighty are blessed indeed.

I Guessed it
August 17, 2014 11:12 am

The size,shape and cover was a give away. I’m all for what ever helps our heros, even if the backpack is a bit cumbersome!

grand father of thee soldiers on the front line
August 17, 2014 10:40 am

a smaller sefer would have been just a kosher but easier on the soldier

such a beautiful meaningfull thought....
August 17, 2014 6:17 am

To have a TORAH with you at war, May GOD pray for all of the TZAVAH in Israel be with our Jewish soles to protect them, and keep there lifes alife. AMEN.

Lesson learned from Indiana Jones
August 17, 2014 6:11 am

An army being led by the Ark of the Covenant is invincible.

August 17, 2014 4:51 am

Seeing the soldier with the Torah brought tears to my eyes.

This is who we are BH
August 17, 2014 3:58 am

This is the past, present and future

Multi-kilt ?
August 17, 2014 3:19 am

Is there a multi-kit for the Christian & Moslem (Druse) too?
Could a smaler (mini) size be used ?

August 16, 2014 6:52 pm

May the torah protect all Jews but foremost the men and women of the IDF who are fighting to protect the torah and their homeland.

Wow! Beautiful!
August 16, 2014 4:47 pm

It is wonderful to see that the Torah continues to be a source of strength to the soldiers of the IDF. It was a pleasure to read all the comments of enthusiastic appreciation.

August 16, 2014 4:10 am

this is a symbol of Israel’s strength.

the difference
August 16, 2014 3:11 am

this shows the difference between good an evil – GOD BLESS THE IDF – ISRAEL FOREVER –

August 15, 2014 9:02 pm

May there be peace on the house of Israel. Kol Hakavod

Bklyn Ron
August 15, 2014 8:46 pm

Without doubt,”The Ultimate Weapon.”

Do you remember seeing pictures of America in War?
August 15, 2014 6:32 pm

We always had someone carrying our flag. It is important to let everyone know who and what you are fighting for. I would carry G-D with me, into battle. This battle is so important, as Israel goes, so goes the World. Don’t be naive.

August 15, 2014 5:13 pm

Wish I could believe the Thora is helping. Too many handsome young soldier died in this war.

Israeli army does not act for the Jewish faithfights for the state of Israel independence
August 14, 2014 5:23 pm

Jews out of Israe, Hear !! You are mislaken. It is not Israel, itI was a religious soldier who is ambarrassed to think that it is a religious war.
This is the shame! written by a genuine Israeli national

August 14, 2014 4:04 pm

Am Israel Chai .

8/3/14 Picture of the Day
August 14, 2014 3:04 pm

Wow, something I’ve never seen. Never seen anything like it. Sad to see, but they need to do whatever to keep us together. God bless each and everyone one of them. I’m so proud to be Jewish. It is a bitter sweet existence. Norm

Aug 3, 2014 Picture of the Day
August 14, 2014 11:18 am

Good as a symbol. But the expression is externalized too concretely. In real life, it would be a silly thing to do.

August 14, 2014 10:16 am

Absolutely great!!! I hope he is able to keep his platoon, company, and all of K’lall Yisroel safe and victorious

August 14, 2014 4:55 am

This Torah will keep him SA FER,,!!!

August 13, 2014 8:42 pm

At 80, I wished I was a few years younger and was able to join this historic event and lend a hand or two.
Ha-am Israel chai.
Harry, Howard Beach, NY

August 13, 2014 6:50 pm

Wow, this sums up our heartfelt belief in G-d.
May G-d bless all our soldiers & the people of Israel to get through this time with triumph!

August 13, 2014 4:47 pm

Land of the FREE and Home of the BRAVE

To the men and women protecting Israel
August 13, 2014 2:01 pm

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His countenance shine upon you and may He give you and all Israel peace…

A esraell
August 13, 2014 12:59 pm

Baruch HaShem

August 13, 2014 10:21 am

Baruch Hashem!

August 13, 2014 9:18 am

G-d bless and keep these brave soldiers safe.

George & Barbara
August 13, 2014 12:27 am

May G D protect Israel and their brave soldiers

can't believe my eyes
August 12, 2014 8:45 pm

May G-D keep our soldiers safe and Israel to live on in peace for jewish people all over the world shalom

Overwhelmed with pride
August 12, 2014 8:30 pm

G-d bless our brave soldiers, keep them safe as they battle for the freedom and safety of our people, and country.

August 12, 2014 5:14 pm

How awesome – Hooray for Israel and their soldiers.

August 12, 2014 2:54 pm

Can the Scroll be protected against desecration, should the worst happen?

G D bless our wonderful soldiers.
August 12, 2014 10:49 am

Beautiful !!!! No nation can come close, Israel is a tiny State but a wonderous one, and our soldiers are the best in the world. May H’ keeps you safe.

A proud Jew
August 11, 2014 11:17 pm

Very inspiring and moving
May Hashem protect everyone

August 11, 2014 6:36 pm

faith can move the world, this must be the sign of the justice of auer fight

August 11, 2014 12:17 pm

How incredible!! Jews don’t forget Hashem and he protects his chosen ones.

August 11, 2014 10:16 am

Seeing this brought tears to my eyes. This soldier has a very important task and seems vitally aware of his responsibility.

August 11, 2014 9:26 am

לא יאומן-מרים את המורל

The Torah is being carried by our beloved IDF soldier !
August 10, 2014 9:53 pm

We don’t need to criticize # 13th
She obviously don’t understand how Holy our Torah is
and how impoworing it is to see our IDF soldier carrying the
Torah. We believe that the Torah is protecting us wherever
we are.. It’s an honor and a priveledge to see an Israeli soldier
carrying the Torah ..Hashem bless you and keep you safe

Bless all the IDF
August 10, 2014 8:05 pm

The soldier was protected and may it always continue. Let’s all pray the cease fire will continue but we all know Hamas never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity

Thank You God for all the Blessings You have given to us and Israel
August 10, 2014 6:21 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Israeli Defense Army….God Please watch over them 24 hours a day and night…..

Thank you God
August 10, 2014 1:46 pm

Am Israel Hai

From Florida (Judy)
August 10, 2014 12:53 pm

Our hearts, prayers, & money are with you and Jews all over the world….

August 10, 2014 12:03 pm

mi ke-amcha yisrael

Keter Torah
August 10, 2014 7:00 am

WOW We love this. Just like when Yisroel went out to war with the Holy Ark. Kol Hakavod. Well done. We need more of this

Just the opposite....
August 10, 2014 3:01 am

For a believing orthodox Jew, having the Torah is a basic necessity of llife. Studying G-d’s words and following His will are our life work.

The shield of Torah!!
August 8, 2014 2:12 pm

Kol Ha Kavod!!!!

August 8, 2014 12:44 pm

May Hashem look after our people everywhere in the world.

August 8, 2014 12:40 pm

Amazing photos!

August 8, 2014 11:32 am

wow I can not belive it Amazing

August 8, 2014 11:30 am

They shall all be blessed as they carry the torah into combat

August 8, 2014 4:04 am

Fantastic! I always knew that HaShem was the greatest General of all time and that his Torah was his Holy Shield which protected Klal Yisrael, keeping them in life and relative safety. While we have to Pray for Survival and Peace, our Chayalim must physically protect all of us, and, with HaShem’s help, they will succeed. Shabbat Shalom, Binnie Stein, Woodmere, NY, USA

Makes sense
August 7, 2014 9:51 pm

As Jews we have a high value on morals and belief of Hashem. May Hashem hear their (and our) prayers and peace be in our lifetime.

August 7, 2014 7:10 pm

Whatever keeps IDF safe from the enemies!!!

August 7, 2014 11:36 am

War is no excuse for davening without a Sefer Torah . You are pretty close to Hashem in the field .

August 7, 2014 1:53 am

“לא ימוש ספר התורה הזה מפיך והגית בו יומם ולילה”

August 6, 2014 4:14 pm

In war you carry the most powerful defenses you can obtain.

Great picture for Novi class!
August 6, 2014 10:14 am

If you teach Sefer Shmuel, bring in this picture so your students get an inkling of the idea of the Aron HaKodesh being brought into battle!

g Kutner
August 5, 2014 11:59 pm

This soldier has an incredible job ,protecting Torah
And civilians. Yasha Koache!! 🙂

That's Great!
August 5, 2014 11:29 pm

We need Davening and our soldiers as one then Moshiach will come Let them all stay safe

August 5, 2014 11:16 pm

It should be required that the Prime Minister carry the Torah with him whenever he is on the job. Maybe he will even read it.

kiddush hashem
August 5, 2014 7:55 pm

This view is a true Kiddush hashem. It is a really moving moment to see our chayalim together, Datiim, Charedim and Chilonim all defending our Am K-ish Echad Bilev Echad!!!

August 5, 2014 4:52 pm

May Hashem Bless All Chayalim & Am Yisrael Forever!! What a Beautiful Kiddush Hashem.

August 5, 2014 12:18 pm


Kiddush Hashem
August 5, 2014 10:23 am

May the Torah protect our brave soldiers and keep
Eretz Yisroel safe from our enemies.

This is our true nation
August 5, 2014 4:59 am

We need a few more million of that kind to keep our nation alive. Kol hakavode l’am yisroel. They should all come home safe an unharmed

August 5, 2014 3:24 am

It’s amazing I can’t believe it

I luv us
August 5, 2014 12:25 am

We are the very best!!!!!!!!!
Thank you IDF for fighting on our behalf.

I luv us
August 4, 2014 6:57 pm

We are the very best!!!!!!!!!
Thank you IDF for fighting on our behalf.

August 4, 2014 5:21 pm

#7 – have a campaign in your community to buy a mini sefer torah for the IDF.. Seriously.. btw small ones are hard to read from
#10 – the aron habris was also inconvenient to carry…
#30 – you need to chill!

August 4, 2014 5:19 pm

Love youuu IDF!!

August 4, 2014 4:10 pm

this will surely help this soldier

August 4, 2014 3:09 pm

what a precious sight im sure his mom would love to give him and the torah a big kiss right now.to all moms of idf soldiers may hashem protect them and keep them safe and sound…….amongst all klal yisroel

Talk about....
August 4, 2014 2:26 pm

insurance packages…

August 4, 2014 12:54 pm

may hashem protect these precious soldiers, fighting for their nation so selflessly!

crystal clear emunah
August 4, 2014 9:31 am

may Hashem deliver each and every one of our soldiers home safely.

August 4, 2014 8:50 am
to #3
August 4, 2014 8:32 am

the torah is to protect the soilder from any harm

Mrs P
August 4, 2014 6:06 am

The ultimate bullet proof vest!!

Hashem, see Israel's efforts
August 4, 2014 5:53 am

Derachecha Darchi Noam V’hsalom. Ki me’Tzion taitzah Torah, u’dvar Hashem meY’rushalayim .What a Kiddush Hashem

Stop questioning or criticizing
August 4, 2014 5:38 am

Its a time for the entire Jewish nation to be united. Its important to appreciate all the work the IDF has done for Am Yisrael and appreciate the fact that these soldiers are risking their lives for Am Yisrael.

Am yisrael chai!!

to 20
August 4, 2014 5:33 am

Please stop criticizing! This torah gives the soldiers strength which they need. The responsibility to pray is mostlty up to the Jewish people to do mirzvot and pray on their behalf.

to 13
August 4, 2014 5:31 am

It might have been that he held it for a few minutes, not carried it wherever he goes. Its just for protection. The IDF are puttibg their lives on the line for the Jewish people, so please stop questioning and show your appreciation for their service!

Kol Hakavod
August 4, 2014 3:27 am

May Hashem keep Israel and its beautiful people safe

August 4, 2014 3:05 am

I actually find this to be quite believable! The shape, size, and star of David on the case were dead giveaways. I find it highly doubtful that anyone from our communities and this sites readership had any problem identifying this as a portable Aron Hakodesh. (This is clearly indicated in comments such as “i knew it” and “i knew it from the start”.)

This begs the question, why does this site think we “won’t believe what’s inside”? Are you insulting our intelligence, or allowing yourself to become victim of the ‘over sensationalized title’ fad sweeping cheap online ‘news’ blogs?

August 4, 2014 2:30 am

This is Tzivos HaShem Mammash

August 4, 2014 1:47 am


August 4, 2014 1:15 am

Amazing! These soldiers are so inspiring, holding what’s truly precious will save us and make us win this nasty war against terrorism!!

August 4, 2014 1:08 am

Hinei Lo yanum vloi yishan shomer yisroel. How beautiful it is to see such a sight.

sign me up please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 4, 2014 12:57 am

We are back to finish the mission , we are the Yetzer Hara Warriors! Fightng the evil inclination!

August 4, 2014 12:52 am

kol hachovod . am israel chai

love ilt

August 4, 2014 12:43 am

in this merit may moshiach come

August 3, 2014 11:15 pm

i knew it from the start and the emunah theyve got is truly amzing. go IDF!

August 3, 2014 10:20 pm

What a Kiddush Hashem.

it's for practical reasons...
August 3, 2014 9:52 pm

the boys also gotta daven and lain kriah ya know

To #13
August 3, 2014 9:49 pm

Spoken like someone who has no idea yet of what Israel and the soldiers are going through and the power of a Sefer Torah. May that Torah be a protection and source of strength for the whole battalion.

August 3, 2014 9:24 pm
August 3, 2014 9:12 pm

so special BH!!!!

Martin A Charney
August 3, 2014 9:10 pm


Impressive reenactment
August 3, 2014 9:06 pm

Present day reenactment of the Ark traveling in the Bamidbar –

August 3, 2014 9:02 pm

Nosei es noisov. Is he carrying the Torah or is the Torah carring him?

I dont get it...
August 3, 2014 9:02 pm

Whats the purpose of carrying a torah in the field?? is he a king? (who is obligated to carry a torah)

August 3, 2014 8:57 pm


Beautiful :')
August 3, 2014 8:53 pm

Honestly, this is the best way to keep our boys safe :’)

August 3, 2014 8:21 pm

very inconvenient.

So beautiful!
August 3, 2014 8:10 pm

Ki me’Tzion taitzah Torah, u’dvar Hashem meY’rushalayim. Right on, comment #2! May it hasten the ultimate, everlasting shalom b’karov mamos, mamosh…

how moving!
August 3, 2014 7:46 pm

Me k’amcha yisroel!

Why so big?
August 3, 2014 7:38 pm

They should carry smaller ones

August 3, 2014 7:27 pm


August 3, 2014 7:05 pm

thats awesome

i knew it
August 3, 2014 7:01 pm

youre kidding. wow.

Amazing job
August 3, 2014 6:57 pm

Amazing this better help the Israelis
Look how much we’re doing
Hashem please listen to our prayers

August 3, 2014 6:36 pm

Derachecha Darchi Noam V’hsalom

Torah helps
August 3, 2014 6:32 pm

Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!! of course this HELPS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!, HASHEM IS LOOKING UPON THEM !!!!!!!!